Starting Monday: The Mystery of Marie Roget
Coming soon to Poe Fortnightly
Hello all, Shawn the Poe Fortnightly guy here.
As I teased in the emails for Devil in the Belfry, Monday begins the longest story to date in Poe Daily/Fortnightly - The Mystery of Marie Roget.
This story will update every weekday for two weeks, in sections that are about 3 pages long every day. At the end of the two weeks, I’ll take a week off and we’ll resume our usual Fortnightly schedule.
A few things:
If this is your cue that you’re subscribed to too many Substacks and you can’t read all this, you’ll find the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every Poe Fortnightly email. Or if you want to just skip this story but stay subscribed, you can ignore these emails and read the next poem or short story in February.
Gmail can be finnicky about sending Poe Fortnightly (and Letters From Watson, The Penny Dreadful, etc.) to Promotions instead of my main Inbox. In desktop, if you drag an email from Promotions to Primary it will ask if you want to do the same for every email from that address, hit Yes and it should be fixed.
If you miss any updates, you can find everything in the Archive.
I would absolutely encourage you to leave comments, to chat on Tumblr or elsewhere, and to engage with the story and your fellow readers for the next two weeks.
The Mystery of Marie Roget is the second Detective C. Auguste Dupin story. If you’d like to reread the first Dupin story, Murders in the Rue Morgue, you can find it here: Part 1, 2, 3, 4.
That’s everything! Have a wonderful weekend, and see you fine folks on Monday!
Coming Next to Edgar Allan Poe Fortnightly:
01/23/23 to 02/03/23: The Mystery of Marie Roget, a murder mystery in 10 parts.
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Also, today is Poe's birthday and I totally missed it!
Fun Fact: today is also Dolly Parton's birthday, and I love the idea of those two sharing a day.